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Getting “Digits”: Playing with Heterosexuality and Other Sites of Leisure

Stanley I. Thangaraj

in Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770351
eISBN:
9780814762974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Spaces of leisure are interconnected. This chapter looks at how the basketball court is intricately tied into the dance party scene, especially in Atlanta. Demonstrating this link reveals how ... More


Prelude: Down At The Twist And Shout

Mark F. DeWitt

in Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730906
eISBN:
9781604733372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book focuses on a vibrant Cajun and zydeco music and dance scene in the San Francisco Bay Area and nearby regions of northern California. This chapter describes the themes central to the book, ... More


Wartime and Postwar Creole Migration to California

Mark F. DeWitt

in Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730906
eISBN:
9781604733372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter first discusses how a reversal in negative views of Cajun ethnic identity began during World War II. The creation of a more positively defined Cajun ethnicity gained momentum during the ... More


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